1529 Global Organization Design
Julian Jonathan Markus, MSc.
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/05/23 to 09/15/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/31/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM EA.5.034
Tuesday 11/07/23 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM D2.0.392
Tuesday 11/14/23 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM D2.0.392
Tuesday 11/21/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.17
Tuesday 11/28/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.18
Tuesday 12/05/23 05:00 PM - 09:30 PM D2.0.392
Tuesday 12/19/23 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.15

This course will explore the fundamentals of the Global Organization Design through a holistic, multi-contingency model of the organization. Students will be equipped with key concepts and methods to analyze and understand Organization Design, Design in a Global context, the Person-Organization fit, and the interplay between the concepts.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the components of Organization Design
  • Identify and specify key aspects of Organization Design relevant to the Global stage
  • Translate and present concepts of Person-Organization fit
  • Use and Examine Global Organization Design
  • Create and argue for an Organization Design and incorporate the Global stage and Person-Organization fit  

In addition, this course fosters the following soft skills:

  • Organize themselves in a diverse team setting and divide work among the different team members.
  • Giving and receiving peer feedback
  • Develop awareness regarding the self and work
  • Think outside the box and apply divergent thinking in structuring and solving case studies
  • Develop awareness regarding differences between people on individual and group levels
Attendance requirements

Attendance is mandatory. 80% of all sessions have to be attended for a positive grade, and so missing more than two sessions announced at the beginning of the seminar will lead to failing the course.



Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Case studies
  • Assignment
  • Group discussions
  • Peer evaluations
  • Individual reflections

Grades will be assigned based on a point scale of 100

A. Reflection and preparation documents (Individual), 20%

B. Class participation (Individual), 20%

C. Case study (Group), 30%

D. Peer evaluation for case group (Individual), 10%

E. Final assignment “Your Global Organization design” (Individual), 20%

The final grade will be based on the following total points out of 100:

90-100:           1

80-89:             2

70-79:             3

50-69:             4

Less than 50: Failed (5)



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Last edited: 2023-08-11